Below is a summary of the statute of limitation periods for criminal cases in the state of Kansas. Statutes of limitations set forth the time period within which the state must commence a case against someone for a crime. If the state tries to bring an action against someone after the applicable time period has passed, the person charged can have the case dismissed. In certain instances, the statute of limitations may be tolled, or suspended, which grants the state additional time to commence a legal action.
Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-3106
Murder, terrorism, or illegal use of weapons of mass destruction: no statute of limitations
All other crimes including felonies and misdemeanors: 5 years
Sexually violent offenses (rape; indecent liberties with a child; aggravated indecent liberties with a child; criminal sodomy; indecent solicitation of a child; sexual exploitation of a child; aggravated sexual battery; aggravated incest; an attempt, conspiracy, or criminal solicitation of a sexually violent crime): 5 years or 1 year after identity of suspect is established by DNA evidence, whichever is later
If the victim is the Kansas public employees retirement system: 10 years
The statute of limitations is tolled during any period: